Student Life & Services

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation logo


Wednesday, August 19 - Sunday, August 23

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend LIM College!

Click HERE to see the NSO 2015 program.

The LIM College New Student Orientation (NSO) program is a five-day interactive series of activities to help new students in their successful transition to LIM College. These important information sessions introduce concepts of college culture and assist students in navigating the LIM College Campus, NYC, transportation, services and resources.

NSO for Fall 2015 will begin on Wednesday, August 19 at the New Student Convocation and conclude on Sunday, August 23 at LIM College's Annual Street Fair. Classes begin at 8 am on Monday, August 24, 2015.

At the NSO there will be Student Orientation Leaders (OLs) who serve as mentors and can share their experiences to help new students navigate the NSO program. As current students, they are ready to answer your questions about life at LIM and NYC. The College's administrators and faculty will also be present throughout the NSO program to answer questions and give advice regarding your academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular future.

Click below to find your Orientation Leader.

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the official hashtag: #LIMNSO #LIMWelcome

Sign-up for Weeks of Welcome Events below:

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Orientation Checklist

It's never too early to get ready for your new life at LIM College. Use this checklist to keep yourself organized. To start, follow our helpful links below, which offer a number of important resources you'll need before coming to campus. Where it is necessary, follow up with the appropriate department to be sure that the requirement has been satisfied.

Student ID Card

There are many ways by which you can obtain your LIM ID.

  • Students scheduling their classes on campus will have their picture taken during their registration appointment.
  • Transfer students scheduling online can submit a picture via email to
    *Download the directions on how to send your photo electronically. The deadline to submit photos electronically is Monday, August 3, 2015.

All ID cards will be distributed on move-in day at the residence hall and/or during Orientation Week.

MyLIM Portal & MyLIM Mobile App

The “MyLIM” campus portal is a single sign-on system that allows everyone access to a number of key LIM College applications with the use of one username and password. Remember to keep your LIM College account details confidential. You can access your MyLIM account using your Username: first name.last name (i.e. jane.doe)

The MyLIM mobile app helps you stay connected to LIM College from wherever you are. Get access to the admissions office, news updates, emergency info, an interactive campus map, as well as find people in the LIM employee directory. Watch the latest videos from LIM and stay connected with the College on our social media platforms. The MyLIM mobile app can be downloaded with  iTunes or Google Play.

Campus Maps

The LIM Campus map can be printed or downloaded for your convenience. An interactive campus map is also available for the MyLIM Mobile App. Take a virtual tour of our campus, your new home!

Housing & Residence Life

One of the best aspects of attending LIM College is that you get to enjoy campus life right in the heart of New York City. More than a place to live, the 1760 Third Avenue Residence Hall (at 97th Street) is on the exciting Upper East Side. This 19-story residence features high-quality amenities, state-of-the-art technology and designer interiors. It is just minutes away from fantastic restaurants and shopping, as well as the remarkable sights and sounds of Museum Mile and Central Park. It is also only one block away from the 96th Street station on the Lexington Avenue subway line and multiple crosstown buses. The Office of Housing & Residence Life staff can help you find on campus accommodations.

Applying for housing is only a click away!

Off-Campus Meal Plan

LIM College offers a meal plan to specifically meet the unique needs of an LIM students and their parents. This flexible meal plan allows students to purchase food at a variety of local eateries and grocery stores in and around the neighborhood. To get more information and to sign up, please visit the Off-Campus Meal Plan website.

Immunization Requirements

In accordance with the NY State Public Health Laws, no student will be permitted to attend classes at LIM College without a certificate of immunization on file. Students must complete all immunization requirements prior to coming to LIM College's campus. The forms must be submitted directly to the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services no later than one week prior to the date you register for classes. Students may mail the completed forms to the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services, hand-deliver the forms to the office or may fax the forms to 212-750-3466. Students should retain a copy of all documents submitted. You can download the form online.

Disability Services

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, all students, with or without disabilities, are entitled to equal access to the programs and activities of LIM College. If a student believes that he/she has a disabling condition that may interfere with his/her ability to access and/or participate in the activities, coursework, testing and assessment, or other requirements of a course, he/she may be entitled to non-retroactive accommodations. If a student is interested in receiving such accommodations, he/she must first contact the disability services staff within the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services at 646.218.6048 or counseling& to set up an appointment for a confidential intake session. Please note that a student will not be able to receive accommodations for his/her disability at LIM College unless he/she chooses to disclose and register this information with the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services.

Class Registration and Advising

Freshmen Registration:
Led by one or two Professional Advisors and/or Peer Leaders, this group session (up to 18 students) is a brief introduction to the LIM College Computer system, website, College Catalog & Policies and the LIM Student Information/Registration system. All students complete the session with a course schedule and a personalized Freshmen Advising worksheet.

Transfer Registration:
Transfer students may register independently through SONIS or on campus. Students who choose to schedule online should do so by Monday, July 27. The optional on-campus group session is a brief introduction to the LIM College Computer system, website, College Catalog & Policies and the LIM Student Information/Registration system. All students complete the session with a course schedule, a personalized Curriculum Check-sheet, and an Advising Course Suggestions worksheet.

If you wish to schedule an appointment on campus contact the Office of Admissions at 212-310-0639. Reservations close one week prior to each scheduling day.

Proof of Graduation

LIM requires all admitted students to present proof of high school graduation before enrolling. Admitted students must provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with such proof of graduation by Friday, August 7. Additionally, you must submit your final high school transcript after graduation.

Financial Aid

You may contact a Student Financial Services Counselor by calling 212.752.1530, ext. 389 or emailing for assistance. You can get your financial aid questions answered 24/7 by visiting Financial Aid TV. The Office of Student Financial Services is located at 12 East 53rd Street on the 3rd Floor.


Located in the Maxwell Hall Student Center, the LIM College Bookstore is your place to purchase textbooks and supplies you need to make your year as memorable as possible.


The Office of Counseling & Wellness Services ensures access to programs and activities of LIM College. If a student believes that that he/she has a disabling condition that may interfere with his/her ability to access and/or participate in the activities, coursework, testing and assessment, or other requirements of a course, he/she may be entitled to non-retroactive accommodations. If a student is interested in receiving such accommodations, he/she must first contact the disability services staff within the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services to set up an appointment for a confidential intake session. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact the Office of Counseling & Wellness Services directly at 646-218-6048, or counseling&

New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation

New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation is the official welcome to LIM and the launch of the academic year for all new students and parents.

Date: Wednesday, August 19
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, New York, NY (btw West 74th & West 75th Streets)

LIM College strives to develop a community between its students, faculty, staff, and you the parents. This event is designed to help welcome you into our family. It will help you and your student transition into the academic year by relaying important information on college life and academic success. President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, along with faculty, current students, and alumni, will discuss the academic and personal journey your student is about to embark upon and how you as a parent can support this development.

Highlights of the program include:

  • New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation is a two-part program.
  • The first portion of this program, New Student & Parent Orientation, is geared to students, while also informing parents about the myriad of opportunities available at LIM College.
  • At 11:30 am students will depart from the Beacon Theater with their Orientation Leaders to start  their orientation. You cannot leave with your students.
  • Parent and Guardians will remain at the Beacon Theater for the second part of the program, which is Parent Orientation.
  • Parent Orientation explores ways you can help your student make a smooth transition into college life.
  • Parent Orientation ends at 12:45 pm.
  • If your student will be living in the LIM College Residence Hall their Orientation will continue through the evening, so you WILL NOT see them again after they depart the Beacon at 11:30 am.
  • Parents of commuter students can meet her/him in the Maxwell Hall campus (216 East 45th Street, btw 2nd & 3rd Avenues) at 5:00 pm..

Your student can register for the New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation program online at  

Register Now for NSO 2015

Orientation is a required program and serves as your formal introduction to all that LIM has to offer. We encourage you to ask lots of questions, actively participate, become acquainted with new friends and learn what will be expected of you as a member of the LIM community.

NSO Highlights

  • Your OL will provide the inside scoop on academics, involvement and life at LIM.
  • Academic and faculty advisors will inform you about your area of study and departmental expectations. They will also help you register for classes while you are here!
  • Presentations and opportunities to interact with faculty and staff will allow you to learn more about the many campus resources available to assist in your success.
  • Time with your Orientation cohort will help you to make lifelong friends.
  • LIM's newest class of students will participate in the LIM Day of Service event during Orientation in neighborhoods throughout New York City.

What to Expect

  • Lots of walking! Bring comfortable shoes.
  • Be ready for all weather! Rain or shine, Orientation must go on! Bring comfortable clothing and an umbrella.
  • You will get lots of goodies, including a bag to hold them all!
  • You will join an Orientation group to navigate the NSO program.
  • Get social and share your experience with us and your family via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
  • You will receive a seven day unlimited MetroCard to travel around NYC.
  • Many meals will be provided, but bring spare money for treats along the way!

Register Now for NSO

The Office of Student Life looks forward to hearing from you and seeing you at NSO. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Office of Student Life at 646.388.8429 or email us at

International Student Orientation

Mandatory Immigration Document Review and Presentation Sessions take place during International Student Orientation (ISO).

ISO is a program for all newly-admitted international students at LIM College. It is offered by the Division of Student Affairs in cooperation with many other LIM offices. ISO includes various mandatory educational sessions and social activities to prepare international students in adjusting to life at LIM, and life New York City and in the United States.

Plan to arrive in New York City by Monday, August 10, 2015 at the latest. The ISO Kick-Off is on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Maxwell Hall Student Center (216 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017).

Confirm Participation in Fall 2015 ISO
All undergraduates must complete the Fall Undergraduate ISO Confirmation Form in order to:
• Confirm participation in the LIM College ISO
• Inform International Student Services of arrival date and time
• Receive essential pre-arrival instructions
• Register

Confirming your participation allows us to provide you with the smoothest transition to LIM. Additionally, we strongly encourage and expect all new international students to participate in ISO. It is your opportunity to get a proper introduction to the college and the community to help the best student you can be academically and socially.

Mandatory New Student Check-In Requirements
Federal regulations require that F-1 and J-1 newly-admitted international F-1 and J-1 students must report to the Coordinator of International Student Services to confirm arrival on the LIM campus for required government reporting, understand important immigration regulations and procedures required of F-1 and J-1 students.

  • Questions about International Student Orientation and travel documents:
    Contact:, Office of International Student Services
  • Questions about life at LIM College:
    Join the LIMClassof2018 page to connect with students and staff involved in orientation.
  • Questions about New Student Orientation (for all incoming first-year undergraduates):

Transfer Students


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome new transfer students to the LIM College community! If you are a transfer student, you are part of a unique and diverse group and we are thrilled that you have chosen to continue your educational journey at LIM. We recognize as a transfer student that you have a unique academic background based on your experiences and have different needs from freshmen. Keeping that in mind, we have designed special interest based workshops to meet your needs.
As a community, we want you to succeed and believe it is in your best interest to get involved and learn all you can about LIM, our resources and services and making connections in our community.

You can download the Fall 2015 Transfer Packet

Tuesday, August 18

New Undergraduate Student Move-in 
10:00 am-5:00 pm
1760 Third Avenue | New York, NY 10029
For the move-in packet, check-in map, and Housing & Residence Life staff bios, visit

1760 Welcome Event
6:00-8:00 pm
Main Lobby
Come meet your new neighbors! Enjoy a food tasting sponsored by OCMP from their food plan offering. We also have some fun surprises planned for you.

Wednesday, August 19

New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation
9:30 am
Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, New York, NY (Between West 74 & 75 Street on Broadway)

New Student Convocation/Parent Orientation is the official welcome to and launch of the academic year for all new students and parents. Please RSVP online at

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience seminar will connect you to the people, programs and resources necessary to provide a strong foundation for academic success and personal growth. The seminar is designed to help you acclimate and adapt to the academic and cultural community of the College. This course will help smooth the transition into college and will set the groundwork that will prepare you to achieve your academic goals.

Our First Year Experience seminars are designed to help incoming students maximize their first year by becoming comfortable on campus through connections with our faculty, staff, and student mentors, and by starting to think of LIM as home. You will discover how collaboration across disciplines can help you acquire confidence in asking questions, advocating for yourself, and thinking critically in the classroom and the workplace. You will also have the opportunity to explore many transformative experiences that extend your learning beyond the classroom, such as study abroad, industry exploration, and service learning.

Community Service & Service-Learning

The community service at LIM College is driven by student leaders and strives to meet real needs in our community. The Office of Student Life works with student leaders, community agencies, and other College departments to plan meaningful projects, promote student involvement that makes a difference in our community, and encourage student leadership, reflection, and learning.

Through partnerships with local agencies, the Office of Student Life sponsors diverse programs based on student interests and motivation. Students can participate in one-time service projects such as New York Cares Day, Day of Service during NSO, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation or on-going service opportunities with Bottomless Closet, Tunnel to Towers and City Harvest.

All new students are trained each year during NSO to lead on-going service with our agency partner New York Cares. These students organize and facilitate programs at their site, and recruit, orient, and train other LIM volunteers. Peer-to-peer recruitment and the Student Leadership Council are two unique aspects of the service movement at LIM College.

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